Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has signed 2013 second round bantam draft pick, Nolan Yaremko to a standard WHL Players Contract. Tri-City selected Yaremko with their second selection (29th overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, held on May 2.
Listed at 5’11 and 178 pounds, Yaremko posted solid numbers in his bantam year. The Spirit River, Alberta-native was a member of the Alberta and Western Canadian AAA Champion Southside Athletic Club Southgate Lions, playing in 33 regular season games and collecting 28 goals and 69 points. Yaremko also finished the regular season just outside the top-10 in the AMBHL scoring race, then finished 3rd overall in league playoff scoring after compiling 11 goals and 25 points in 11 games.
“Nolan is a skilled forward and we are pleased that he has chosen our program for his hockey development,” stated Tory. “We look forward to watching Nolan compete at training camp in August.”
With Yaremko joining Parker AuCoin, who signed with the club earlier this week, the Americans have now signed their top-2 picks in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Additionally, Tri-City has now signed their top-2 picks in eight of the last 10 drafts dating back to 2004.
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